Life of Oedipus

Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the athenian’s. Oedipus is the embodiement of …

Oedipus: The Mysteries of Fate

Among the first thing a historian discovers in his study of early civilization are records of people’s belief, or faith, in powers greater than themselves, and their desire to understand what causes these powers to act. People everywhere wonder about …

The Irony of Blindness

In literature, the two prominent forms of blindness, physical and metaphorical, are often very closely related and dependent on each other to exist. In Sophocles Oedipus the King, the significance of this relationship is carried even further as it is …